Sunday, October 11, 2015

Norwegian Sun 
Cruise Ship Terminal, Vancouver B.C.

Cruise Ship Norwegian Sun-Chapel
Cruise-Vancouver, Alaska Inside Passage, Vancouver

The Norwegian Sun is one of the smaller ships that comes into the Cruise Ship Terminal in Vancouver B.C.  It welcomes 1,936 guests and is only 848 feet long.
The ship cruises to the Panama Canal, South America, the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast and Alaska's Inside Passage.

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (Juneau, Alaska) is located in Alaska 
Alaska's Inside Passage
(pan handle area in the south east)
(Link 4:)

It was built in 2001 and refurbished in 2011.  The guests have access to amenities on 12 decks.  One of the rooms on that 12th, top deck/bow, is a small room labeled "Chapel".

Chapel Altar Area

A small plain door off the 12th deck hallway opens to the small lovely chapel bathed in soft light and pale colors.  The oval altar is a gentle oval of pale blond wood with a  large diamond grain.  The front altar cabinet features a white marble top and supports a white urn of flowers.  Urns of flowers flank both sides of the cabinet. A modern painting of the soft colors highlighted in black is centered on the front wall.

Chapel Seating and Interior Window Wall

Window of panels of squares of back lit colored glass framed in blond wood are on both the interior window wall and the two rear French doors leading to the outside deck.  The dozen (approximate) upholstered armed chairs are also of the matching blond wood.

Sunday Missal

The front altar cabinet is a storage area for worship service materials.  Several sets of books are available, in several languages.  They include the Sunday Missal published by The Vatican, Gates of Prayer, and What the Bible Really Teaches.  

The Chapel is open at all times to guests for private meditation.  On request it can be reserved for special services: weddings  and vow renewal services (Link 3.), Friday self led Sabbath Services, and Sunday worship services.

God, be with the persecuted Christians through out the world. Amen (SW.)

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